At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre defining games like Magic: The Gathering® and Dungeons & Dragons® to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That’s where you come in!
Atomic Arcade is a brand-new video game development studio located in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area led by industry veterans from AAA game and film studios.
We are in the process of staffing up our development team with outstanding talent to build our first multi-platform, AAA game - abold, new take on the GI JOE Universe starring the legendary character Snake Eyes!
This is an excellent opportunity to not only buildanoutstandingAAA experience but to also help form the core foundations for the studio and team to build upon.
We are proud to bepartofWizards of the Coast which is a division Hasbro.
Atomic Arcade seeks passionate, experienced, and team-oriented Principal Game Designers to help us buildanoutstandingAAA,3rdPersonAction/Adventure game.
The ideal candidate will be apassionate, lifetime gamer with shown experience implementing incredible gameplay in other AAA titles. You possess a solidunderstanding of Unreal Engine and Blueprint Scripting, You have high standards in everything you do and arededicatedtocrafting memorable gameplay experiences. You put the player first.
In this role, you will
Ownthe design and implementation of gameplay features from start to finish in theUnrealEngine. Such as, combat abilities, weapons, traversal mechanics, etc.
Work closely with the game director and creative director and otherteamsto brainstorm and help craft the vision for the game.
Be the go-to person for the implementation of sophisticated content that require heavy artist/designer/engineer interaction
Be an advocate for player experience and build compelling user stories
What we're looking for
5+ years of game design experience with at least 2 shipped games.
Strong familiarity with visual scripting languages, preferably Unreal Engine Blueprints.
Theabilitytocrafting your own functional prototypes in Unreal Engine
Theabilityto collaborate with members of otherteamstobuild the best player experience.
Theabilitytobuild clear and concise design specs
Passionformaking and playing games
Enthusiastic,positive, team-oriented; must have theabilityto interact and collaborate with all departments and teams
Self-sufficient and self-motivated, can perform duties with little oversight
Nice to have skills
Deep familiarity with AAA 3rdPersonAction/Adventure games
Experience with theUnrealEngine Gameplay Ability System
We are an EqualOpportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as anexhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonableaccommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to requestaccommodation.
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation range for this role. The range listed is just one component of Wizards of the Coast’s total compensation package for employees. Employees may also be eligible for annual and long-term incentives. In addition, Wizards of the Coast provides a variety of benefits to employees. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Product Discounts, and more.